Hayden James and Stefanie Van Amerongen named champions of the 2023 Karri Cup in Northcliffe

Daniel HockingManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bike riders on the trail during the Karri Cup.
Camera IconBike riders on the trail during the Karri Cup. Credit: Supplied by Wendy Eiby

Northcliffe hosted the 2023 Karri Cup on Saturday and Sunday, welcoming 327 entrants, including 45 children, and their supporters for weekend of thrilling bike races in the forests of the South West.

Riders from all over the area competed in several different race categories including both junior and senior solo and team races over distances of 25km, 50km and 100km, with the Karri Cup champions being declared based on the fastest male and female competitors in the 100km category.

In the men’s solo category, Hayden James was the winner with a time of 3hr 42min. 40sec., with his brother Oliver narrowly coming second place, being 22 seconds behind, while 2022 Karri Cup winner Brett Dal Pozzo was third, coming less than three seconds behind Oliver James.

In the women’s solo category, Stefanie Van Amerongen won for the third year in a row, having previously won the Karri Cup in 2021 and 2022, with a time of 4:36:8.22 while Adelia Neethling and Sabine Bird came in second and third place, respectively.

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Men’s 100km

1st: Hayden James — 3:42:40.21

2nd: Oliver James — 3:43:02.65

3rd: Brett Dal Pozzo — 3:43:05.00

4th: Logan Calder — 3:43:05.17

5th: Jon Gregg — 3:43:42.60

Women’s 100km

1st: Stefanie Van Amerongen — 4:36:08.22

2nd: Adelia Neethling — 4:42:12.52

3rd: Sabine Bird — 4:45:35.01

4th: Wanda Jansen Van Vuuren — 4:57:17.70

5th: Kelly Robinson — 5:08:30.26

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